Why would Yuvraj Singh have proved to be a great captain for India? - Harbhajan Singh

 Why would Yuvraj Singh have proved to be a great captain for India?  - Harbhajan Singh

 (Bomma Reddy Sri Man Narayana)

 Vijayawada/N.Delhi :: Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh feels Yuvraj Singh could have been India's best captain.  Harbhajan made his international debut in 1998 and played his last match for India in 2016.

 The 41-year-old former spinner and Yuvraj played together for India for most of their careers.  He was also a teammate in the 2011 World Cup, which India won.  Meanwhile, Harbhajan also feels that Yuvraj would have been a great captain.

 Speaking to Sportskeeda, Harbhajan spoke about captaining India and his early days as a cricketer.  He said that when someone captains the national team, friendship should be kept aside and the country should come first.  He jokingly said that if Yuvraj had captained India, the players would have had to go to bed early and get up early.  He realized that Yuvraj would have been a great leader.

 Yuvraj was the Man of the Tournament of the ICC World Cup 2011.  He was both among the top 10 wicket-takers and run-scorers of the tournament.  Harbhajan said, 'I don't think we would have a long career if Yuvraj was the captain.  Because whatever we have played we have played to our ability and no captain has saved us from being dropped.  Whenever you captain the country, you need to put friendship aside and think about the country first.

 Had Yuvraj Singh been the Indian captain, we would have had to sleep early and wake up early (laughs).  We had to work very hard.  He would have been a great captain.  His record speaks for itself as he won the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup."

 Recalling his early days in cricket, the off-spinner revealed that he started off both as a batsman and a fast bowler.

 Harbhajan said, "I started out as a batsman but was also a fast bowler. I don't know how I progressed as a spinner. But maybe when asked what I do I should say  Was that I bat. Because when you are a batsman and play for India, the whole world is in your footsteps. Cricket is a batsman's game, you will hardly find any bowler a 'superstar'. People for fours and sixes  want to kill.